Privacy Policy

…more about the information we hold about you, or about our privacy notice, please contact us: Telephone: 0131 312 7765 Email: squirrels@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk Harbourside House, 110 Commercial Street, Edinburgh EH6 6NF Our office hours are Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm. Printed copies of this Privacy Notice are available on request. We update this Privacy Notice periodically. Last updated: May 2018… […]

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Join the community: introducing our new website

…Red Squirrels online Community Hub. Made possible thanks to National Lottery Players, the Community Hub is an online space where registered users can connect with both the project and other local squirrel enthusiasts. It’s also a tool to help people get more involved in red squirrel volunteering. Anyone can sign up and make an account, and there are different uses… […]

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News: The Great Scottish Squirrel Survey returns in an important year for squirrel sightings

…project’s spring surveys in both 2020 and 2021. These annual systematic surveys, which used baited squirrel-hair sampling boxes at over 200 specific locations, provided robust distribution data for both red and grey squirrels that was invaluable for comparing the fortunes of squirrels from year-to-year. Project Manager Dr Mel Tonkin said: “Without the spring survey data, we need the help of… […]

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Knowledge Fair – celebrating five years of community action

  In December over 100 SSRS volunteers, landowners and other supporters joined us online to celebrate the end of the project’s ‘Developing Community Action‘ phase. The two-day Knowledge Fair featured presentations and panel discussions on all that the project has achieved over the past five years. It was also an opportunity to learn more about the red squirrel conservation work… […]

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Suspected squirrelpox cases on the Solway Coast

…any wildlife feeding stations. We also ask that people across the Solway Coast please ensure that all garden feeding stations are regularly cleaned with an anti-viral solution such as Virkon S, which is available to purchase online in tablet and powder form. If you see a sick red squirrel, either in your garden, or while outdoors exercising, please contact squirrels@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk…. […]

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Great Scottish Squirrel Survey

…Let’s make this year’s survey even greater! Report your sighting Kids worksheet       Find out more Why do we need this data? SSRS has been collecting public squirrel sightings since 2010, and last year we received a record-breaking 21,910 verified sightings with the help of the Great Scottish Squirrel Survey. The data not only improves our understanding of… […]

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Welcoming volunteers back into the field this Volunteers’ Week

…the last year. We have been blown away by the enthusiasm and commitment that volunteers have shown throughout this difficult time. Creativity is one thing that certainly hasn’t been restricted, as we’ve witnessed Red Squirrel Network Groups adapt and rise to the challenge – from producing calendars for raising funds, to engaging with local schools and sharing educational activities online…. […]

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This Year's Sightings